Brammo Empulse Release delayed due to Transmission Tech Update

By Chris Cook - May 9, 2011

Having brought you some exciting news last week about the Brammo electric motorcycle range with the announcement of two new bikes, the Encite and Engage, we now are afraid to say we have some disappointing news in regards to Brammo’s motorcycles.

It seems the company’s flagship model’s release date is about to be pushed back due to a decision to update the Transmission technology. When we first brought you the news of Brammo’s Empulse it was reported that it would be making an appearance this summer. However the delay means we won’t be seeing it until next year now.

The decision came from Craig Bramscher, citing CEO. It is speculated that the new technology which is to be integrated into the Empulse before release is something to do with the six-speed IET (Integrated Electric Transmission) a technology which will feature on the Encite and Engage.

According to an article at Asphalt and Rubber the delay may also be due to the company not reaching the pre-order target of 1000 motorcycles forcing some changes and tweaks to be made. You can read the full article by clicking the link above where you will find more details about the Brammo Empulse.

What do you think the delay is due to? Will you be waiting to get your hands on the brand new Brammo? Let us know in the comments below.

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Also See: Brammo Encite and Engage: Electric motorcycles for tough terrain

  • DucatiRider

     Man I wish this thing would go into production.

    I sold my BMW (motorcycle) and have been riding my Kawasaki for the sake of fuel economy. I want to switch over to electric so badly.

    For the record, I work in the energy sector as a nuclear engineer. As I see it, the sooner we can rest our transportation energy burden onto the grid the better. When electricity is produced in massive power plants, it is both cheaper and cleaner. More importantly, it is far more price stable. California aside, electricity rates really don’t change.